Tuning the third-order nonlinear optical properties of In

ZnO thin films by 8 MeV electron beam irradiation

Nayana Shettigar, S. Pramodini, I. V. Kityk, M. Abd-Lefdil, E. M. Eljald, M. Regragui, Albin Antony, Ashok Rao, Ganesh Sanjeev, K. C. Ajeyakashi, P. Poornesh

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We report the third-order nonlinear optical properties of electron beam treated Indium doped ZnO (Zn1-xInxO (x = 0.03) thin films at different dose rate. Zn1-xInxO (x = 0.03) thin films prepared by spray pyrolysis deposition technique were irradiated using 8 MeV electron beam at dose rates ranging from 1 kGy to 4 kGy. X-ray diffraction patterns were obtained to examine the structural changes, The transformation from sphalerite to wurtzite structure of ZnO was observed which indicates occurrence of structural changes due to irradiation. Morphology of irradiated thin films examined using atomic force microscopy (AFM) technique indicates the surface roughness varying with irradiation dose rate. The switching over from Saturable Absorption (SA) to Reverse Saturable Absorption (RSA) behaviour was noted when the irradiation dose rate was increased from 1 kGy to 4 kGy. The significant changes observed in the third-order nonlinear optical susceptibility χ(3) of the Zn1-xInxO (x = 0.03) thin films is attributed mainly due to electron beam irradiation. The study indicates that nonlinear optical parameters can be controlled by electron beam irradiation by choosing appropriate dose rate which is very much essential for device applications. Hence Zn1-xInxO (x = 0.03) materialize as a promising material for use in nonlinear optical device applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-265
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Volume110
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2017

Fingerprint

Electron beams
Optical properties
Tuning
tuning
Irradiation
electron beams
optical properties
Thin films
dosage
irradiation
Dosimetry
thin films
Indium
Spray pyrolysis
zincblende
Optical devices
wurtzite
Diffraction patterns
pyrolysis
sprayers

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Cite this

Shettigar, Nayana ; Pramodini, S. ; Kityk, I. V. ; Abd-Lefdil, M. ; Eljald, E. M. ; Regragui, M. ; Antony, Albin ; Rao, Ashok ; Sanjeev, Ganesh ; Ajeyakashi, K. C. ; Poornesh, P. / Tuning the third-order nonlinear optical properties of In : ZnO thin films by 8 MeV electron beam irradiation. In: Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids. 2017 ; Vol. 110. pp. 260-265.
@article{16297ccfd4fe4b55af918c79ea5639e7,
title = "Tuning the third-order nonlinear optical properties of In: ZnO thin films by 8 MeV electron beam irradiation",
abstract = "We report the third-order nonlinear optical properties of electron beam treated Indium doped ZnO (Zn1-xInxO (x = 0.03) thin films at different dose rate. Zn1-xInxO (x = 0.03) thin films prepared by spray pyrolysis deposition technique were irradiated using 8 MeV electron beam at dose rates ranging from 1 kGy to 4 kGy. X-ray diffraction patterns were obtained to examine the structural changes, The transformation from sphalerite to wurtzite structure of ZnO was observed which indicates occurrence of structural changes due to irradiation. Morphology of irradiated thin films examined using atomic force microscopy (AFM) technique indicates the surface roughness varying with irradiation dose rate. The switching over from Saturable Absorption (SA) to Reverse Saturable Absorption (RSA) behaviour was noted when the irradiation dose rate was increased from 1 kGy to 4 kGy. The significant changes observed in the third-order nonlinear optical susceptibility χ(3) of the Zn1-xInxO (x = 0.03) thin films is attributed mainly due to electron beam irradiation. The study indicates that nonlinear optical parameters can be controlled by electron beam irradiation by choosing appropriate dose rate which is very much essential for device applications. Hence Zn1-xInxO (x = 0.03) materialize as a promising material for use in nonlinear optical device applications.",
author = "Nayana Shettigar and S. Pramodini and Kityk, {I. V.} and M. Abd-Lefdil and Eljald, {E. M.} and M. Regragui and Albin Antony and Ashok Rao and Ganesh Sanjeev and Ajeyakashi, {K. C.} and P. Poornesh",
year = "2017",
month = "11",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.jpcs.2017.06.020",
language = "English",
volume = "110",
pages = "260--265",
journal = "Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids",
issn = "0022-3697",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",

}

Shettigar, N, Pramodini, S, Kityk, IV, Abd-Lefdil, M, Eljald, EM, Regragui, M, Antony, A, Rao, A, Sanjeev, G, Ajeyakashi, KC & Poornesh, P 2017, 'Tuning the third-order nonlinear optical properties of In: ZnO thin films by 8 MeV electron beam irradiation', Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, vol. 110, pp. 260-265. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpcs.2017.06.020

Tuning the third-order nonlinear optical properties of In : ZnO thin films by 8 MeV electron beam irradiation. / Shettigar, Nayana; Pramodini, S.; Kityk, I. V.; Abd-Lefdil, M.; Eljald, E. M.; Regragui, M.; Antony, Albin; Rao, Ashok; Sanjeev, Ganesh; Ajeyakashi, K. C.; Poornesh, P.

In: Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Vol. 110, 01.11.2017, p. 260-265.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Tuning the third-order nonlinear optical properties of In

T2 - ZnO thin films by 8 MeV electron beam irradiation

AU - Shettigar, Nayana

AU - Pramodini, S.

AU - Kityk, I. V.

AU - Abd-Lefdil, M.

AU - Eljald, E. M.

AU - Regragui, M.

AU - Antony, Albin

AU - Rao, Ashok

AU - Sanjeev, Ganesh

AU - Ajeyakashi, K. C.

AU - Poornesh, P.

PY - 2017/11/1

Y1 - 2017/11/1

N2 - We report the third-order nonlinear optical properties of electron beam treated Indium doped ZnO (Zn1-xInxO (x = 0.03) thin films at different dose rate. Zn1-xInxO (x = 0.03) thin films prepared by spray pyrolysis deposition technique were irradiated using 8 MeV electron beam at dose rates ranging from 1 kGy to 4 kGy. X-ray diffraction patterns were obtained to examine the structural changes, The transformation from sphalerite to wurtzite structure of ZnO was observed which indicates occurrence of structural changes due to irradiation. Morphology of irradiated thin films examined using atomic force microscopy (AFM) technique indicates the surface roughness varying with irradiation dose rate. The switching over from Saturable Absorption (SA) to Reverse Saturable Absorption (RSA) behaviour was noted when the irradiation dose rate was increased from 1 kGy to 4 kGy. The significant changes observed in the third-order nonlinear optical susceptibility χ(3) of the Zn1-xInxO (x = 0.03) thin films is attributed mainly due to electron beam irradiation. The study indicates that nonlinear optical parameters can be controlled by electron beam irradiation by choosing appropriate dose rate which is very much essential for device applications. Hence Zn1-xInxO (x = 0.03) materialize as a promising material for use in nonlinear optical device applications.

AB - We report the third-order nonlinear optical properties of electron beam treated Indium doped ZnO (Zn1-xInxO (x = 0.03) thin films at different dose rate. Zn1-xInxO (x = 0.03) thin films prepared by spray pyrolysis deposition technique were irradiated using 8 MeV electron beam at dose rates ranging from 1 kGy to 4 kGy. X-ray diffraction patterns were obtained to examine the structural changes, The transformation from sphalerite to wurtzite structure of ZnO was observed which indicates occurrence of structural changes due to irradiation. Morphology of irradiated thin films examined using atomic force microscopy (AFM) technique indicates the surface roughness varying with irradiation dose rate. The switching over from Saturable Absorption (SA) to Reverse Saturable Absorption (RSA) behaviour was noted when the irradiation dose rate was increased from 1 kGy to 4 kGy. The significant changes observed in the third-order nonlinear optical susceptibility χ(3) of the Zn1-xInxO (x = 0.03) thin films is attributed mainly due to electron beam irradiation. The study indicates that nonlinear optical parameters can be controlled by electron beam irradiation by choosing appropriate dose rate which is very much essential for device applications. Hence Zn1-xInxO (x = 0.03) materialize as a promising material for use in nonlinear optical device applications.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85021069506&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85021069506&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.jpcs.2017.06.020

DO - 10.1016/j.jpcs.2017.06.020

M3 - Article

VL - 110

SP - 260

EP - 265

JO - Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids

JF - Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids

SN - 0022-3697

ER -